College Hockey:
Lesteberg Steps In at Bemidji

— Bemidji State named Jason Lesteberg its new women’s coach Tuesday. He replaces Ruthann Cantile, who resigned following this past season due to personal reasons.

Lesteberg led Wisconsin-Stevens Point in its inaugural season last year, going 13-13-1. Against other first-year programs, the Pointers were 11-0-1.

Lesteberg was previously the assistant men’s hockey coach at Gustavus Adolphus from 1997-2000.

Bemidji State, which started its program in 1997-98, was 9-24-1 last season. Cantile was the only coach the program had ever known.

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